Our Program

Discovering Buddhism: Establishing a Daily Practice with Ven. Palmo (August 26, 2018-October 7, 2018)

By maintaining a daily Dharma practice, we can create the causes for a more peaceful and healthier mind enabling us to be of benefit to others. We’ll learn the tools to help strengthen our most positive qualities while diminishing the ones that lead us to dissatisfaction. We’ll also learn how to build a daily practice and how to skillfully cope in difficult situations. Ven. Palmo will guide us in various meditations throughout the course, teaching us techniques that we can use at home. Each class will allow plenty of time for Q & A with Ven. Palmo.

Schedule – 6 week course
The time for each class will be 10:00-11:30AM Pacific Time.

Sunday, 8/26/18: Class 1
Sunday, 9/2/18: No class due to Labor Day
Sunday, 9/9/18: Class 2
Sunday, 9/16/18: Class 3
Sunday, 9/23/18: Class 4
Sunday, 9/30/18: Class 5
Sunday, 10/7/18: Class 6

**Online live streaming will be available if unable to attend in person. Please contact Amanda (apsproud@gmail.com) for more information.

Our Wonderful Teacher: Ven. Gyalten Palmo grew up in San Francisco and started studying Tibetan Buddhism 18 years ago. She has studied closely under Ribur Rinpoche, His Eminence Choden Rinpoche, Geshe Ngawang Dakpa and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and completed FPMT’s five-year Basic Program. In 2012, she was ordained by Choden Rinpoche at Sera Jey Monastic University in India. As an FPMT-registered teacher, she has been teaching Discovering Buddhism regularly since 2013 at Tse Chen Ling, our San Francisco center. Ven. Palmo loves studying and sharing the Dharma with others and communicates the teachings in an easy-to-understand, friendly manner!

More Information
Ven. Palmo will be teaching live from San Francisco and streamed to our location at OM Laguna Beach in scenic Laguna Beach. All backgrounds and interests are welcome! Address: 332 Forest Avenue #28 Laguna Beach CA 92651.

— Suggested Donation ($60 for the entire 6-class course, $15 drop-in). Scholarships always available for all of our classes/courses.
— No one ever turned away for lack of funds.
— Printed materials and suggested readings will be provided.

 

PREVIOUS PROGRAM (CURRENTLY ON HOLD)

LEVEL ONE

Tara Meditations

Tools for Happiness
Tuesdays, 7:30–9 p.m.

We invite different teachers to lead our class throughout the year. The class always includes a short meditation and and talk about the mind, giving us tools for dealing with the difficulties of life and developing the marvelous potential the Buddha says we all have — for clarity, contentment, happiness, and the ability to help others.

LEVEL THREE

Discovering Buddhism

Feature Photo: Heisler Park, Visit Laguna Beach.

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